A few weeks ago I had the privilege of joining the Emmagem.com team in conducting a workshop at an event co-organised by the New Straits Times (NST) and Gorgeous Geeks on how to start an online business. The event attracted just under 100 participants, one from as far away as Perlis! Thankfully my journey from home didn’t have to start as early as his, as the workshop was held at the NST office in Bangsar.
My session was on “How to set up an online blogshop”. I began by introducing online shops and blogshops, and then moved on to the main part of the session, walking the participant through how to set a blogshop up at zero cost. Then I gave an overview of upgrades and expansion options, before concluding with a discussion on longer term strategies for running a blogshop. (In case you’re wondering, a blogshop is an online shop that uses a blog engine as its Content Management System.)
The two-day event was part of the WOMEN NETPRENEUR 2010 (WNET2010) programme organised by Gorgeous Geeks, MDeC, the US Embassy, Warisan Global, Emmagem.com and NST. Other workshops that weekend covered topics including business strategy, product sourcing, marketing, eBay, PayPal and product photography.
I enjoyed facilitating my part of the workshop, especially in being able to help the participants get to grips with some new tools and technologies to help them develop their businesses. Many thanks to Emmagem.com, Gorgeous Geeks and NST for the opportunity to get involved!
Photo credits: Women Netpreneur on Facebook.